Laboratory Techniques

The Laboratory Techniques SIG is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of all aspects of the various laboratory techniques in use in fetal diagnosis, including validation and implementation of new techniques. The SIG wants to facilitate and encourage communication and education between SIG members. The SIG also participates in education and training activities of the ISPD. As there is an overlap with the interests of other SIGs, e.g. concerning ethical and psychosocial issues and screening aspects, the SIG closely operates with other SIGs.

SIG Topics of Discussion/Interest

  • Noninvasive prenatal testing
  • NIPD for monogenic disorders
  • PGD
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Arrays
  • Quality control
  • Guidelines

SIG Leadership 

Chair: Diane Van Opstal, PhD

Deputy Chair: Elaine Holgado


Board Liaison: Francesca Romana Grati

Meeting Minutes

12 July 2016 - Berlin, Germany
11 July 2016 - SIGs and Education Committee
15 July 2015 - Washington, DC USA
05 June 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
06 June 2012 - Miami, Florida, USA
14 July 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
04 June 2008 - Vancouver, Canada